A TRIZ-JOURNAL SONG?
Genady L. Filkovsky,
Nomura Securities International Inc.,
New York, USA
e-mail: Gfilkovsky@us.nomura.com

Being inspired by the way Rainer Maria Rilke captured some of TRIZ essence in his poem written without any knowledge of TRIZ - and even more so, by the way Andre de Zanger sees Rilke capturing some of TRIZ essence [1], without any knowledge of TRIZ - I realized that John Cleese, prior to Monty Python, captured some of TRIZ-journal essence in this song:

 
                            I want another slice of rhubarb tart.
                            I want another lovely slice.
                            I'm not disparaging the blueberry pie,
                            But rhubarb tart is, oh, so very nice.
                            A rhubarb what? A rhubarb tart!
                            A what-barb tart? A rhubarb tart!
                            I want another slice of rhubarb tart! 

                            The principles of modern philosophy
                            Were postulated by Descartes.
                            Discarding everything he wasn't certain of,
                            He said 'I think, therefore I am a rhubarb tart'.
                            A rhubarb what? A rhubarb tart!
                            A Rene who? Rene Descartes!
                            Poor nut, he thought he was a rhubarb tart!

                            Read all the existentialist philosophers,
                            Like Schopenhauer and Jean-Paul Sartre.
                            Even Martin Heidegger agrees on one thing:
                            Eternal happiness is rhubarb tart.
                            A rhubarb what? A rhubarb tart!
                            A Jean-Paul who? A Jean-Paul Sartre!
                            Eternal happiness is rhubarb tart.

                            A rhubarb tart has fascinated all the poets,
                            Especially the immortal bard.
                            He caused Richard the Third to call on Bosworth Field:
                            'My kingdom for a slice of rhubarb tart!'
                            A rhubarb what? A rhubarb bard!
                            Immortal what? Immortal tart!
                            As rhymes go, that is really pretty bard!

R E F E R E N C E S :

  1. Andre de Zanger, "A TRIZ poem ?", The TRIZ-journal, April 2003.